Established in 1972, Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), offers the highest-ranked master’s nursing program in the Texas Gulf Coast Region, according to the 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program is the highest-ranked in Texas and No.39 nationwide.
Cizik School of Nursing is one of six academic units of UTHealth, which is a component health institution of The University of Texas System. The other UTHealth units, in chronological order of operation, are: School of Dentistry (1905), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (1963), School of Public Health (1967), Medical School (1970), and School of Biomedical Informatics (2000). The campus is located in the world-famous Texas Medical Center, where students enjoy the resources of a distinguished health science center combined with the expertise and inter-disciplinary collaborative opportunities of the world's largest medical center.
Cizik School of Nursing offers programs resulting in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The school also provides a wide variety of settings in which students and faculty can study, conduct research and participate in clinical practice. The school is proud of the quality and variety of experiences that are offered our graduate and undergraduate students. With over 1,640 students currently enrolled, the School graduates an average of 395 new BSN nurses and 160 nurses with graduate degrees each year. Since 1972, Cizik School of Nursing has awarded 11,279 nursing degrees to its graduates.